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Skies over France to light up with spectacular meteor shower this weekend Skies over France to light up with spectacular meteor shower this weekend
- October 21, 2017

We'll still see mostly clear skies tonight along with mild temps and just a few thin clouds. Orionid meteors are visible from anywhere on Earth. The astronomer explained that before midnight, the meteors will travel from the east or across the sky to the west. (more...)
Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release
- October 21, 2017

The Polestar 1 will arrive in 2019, with numbers to be capped at just 500 units per year due to its finicky carbon fiber-intensive production process. The Polestar 1 will also form part of a new scheme which the manufacturer says will move away from the traditional model of vehicle ownership. Cars will be ordered 100 per cent online and offered on a two or three year subscription basis. (more...)
New Moto X4 Unlocked Prime Exclusive Deal On Amazon Released
- October 20, 2017

The mod is essentially an Amazon Echo Dot shaped in the outlines of the phone. The speaker attaches to the Moto Z line of phones, and offers you a more powerful speaker than the internal unit, additionally the mod has four built-in microphones to allow Alexa (Amazon's voice assistant) to hear your queries and commands. (more...)
Microsoft relases Xbox One Fall Update with cool features Microsoft relases Xbox One Fall Update with cool features
- October 19, 2017

Microsoft is now offering three theme options, specifically dark, light, and high-contrast. Earlier this week Microsoft rolled out a major Xbox One update , bringing console owners a host of new features. Meanwhile, new deals are up for Xbox One users this week. You can also use a USB webcam to broadcast yourself alongside your gameplay on Mixer, or to have a 1:1 or group video chat with friends using Skype. (more...)
Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple
- October 18, 2017

The company has tested more than 100 of the vehicles around the country, including in dense San Francisco, but New York's harsh weather and even harsher streets will "improve our software at a much faster rate", Vogt said . As if Manhattan's streets aren't insane enough, General Motors is placing self-driving cars - Chevy Bolts - on its roads starting next year. The cars in NY would run at Level 4 autonomy, meaning a human passenger (for the most part) monitors the systems and the ... (more...)
Google offers stronger security for targeted users
- October 18, 2017

In addition to this, Advanced Protection limits the apps that are allowed to access your Google Drive or Gmail account ( which has been a vector for attacks in the past ), and also makes it much more hard to recover your account, preventing hackers from gaining access through social engineering . (more...)
Google to remove experimental calorie counter from Maps following user backlash Google to remove experimental calorie counter from Maps following user backlash
- October 18, 2017

After receiving harsh criticism from people who suffer or have suffered from eating disorders, Google has made a decision to remove the small cupcake calorie counter from its Google Maps iOS apps. "The more we have technology that promotes that view, the more people who may develop eating disorders might be triggered into that pathway". A number of users criticized the feature on social media, calling it judgmental and potentially triggering for those with or recovering from eating ... (more...)
Microsoft already has a fix for the WPA2 vulnerability Microsoft already has a fix for the WPA2 vulnerability
- October 17, 2017

However, as per available indications, the researchers will be revealing some alarming facts about how vulnerable the latest security protocol is. " This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos and so on ". Using what Vanheuf calls a Key Reinstallation AttaCKs (KRACKs), he showed how someone could get data from an Android device by tricking the user into installing an old key. (more...)
Hurricane Ophelia 2017 could bring hurricane conditions to Ireland next week Hurricane Ophelia 2017 could bring hurricane conditions to Ireland next week
- October 13, 2017

With the organization of Tropical Storm Ophelia, there have now been 15 named storms this season. The intensity is somewhat uncertain, however, as there have been no aircraft investigations of the hurricane since it is well away from land over the open Atlantic, forcing forecasters to rely on remote sensing techniques to estimate wind strength. (more...)
Nokia 9 3D renders spotted, show off thin bezels & dual cameras Nokia 9 3D renders spotted, show off thin bezels & dual cameras
- October 13, 2017

According to the speculated specifications, Nokia 9 will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with Quad HD resolution and will be powered by the latest processor by Qualcomm aka the Snapdragon 835 chip. On the bottom edge of the Nokia 9 render, it comes with a single speaker and USB Type-C port. Wondering where the 3.5 mm headphone jack is? The biggest take away from the renders is the removal of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack from the device. (more...)
Kenya's opposition leader withdraws from October 26 repeat polls Kenya's opposition leader withdraws from October 26 repeat polls
- October 11, 2017

Uhuru will not be declared victor anytime soon.Photo:Uhuru Kenyatta/Facebook. The statement further said the commission had taken the necessary steps to guarantee a credible fresh presidential election. Furthermore, Odinga argued that the amendments are meant to legalise and regularise the illegalities that led to the invalidation of the August 8 election. (more...)
'Stranger Things' Fans Have Uncovered A Secret Season 2 Clip 'Stranger Things' Fans Have Uncovered A Secret Season 2 Clip
- October 07, 2017

It looks absolutely wonderful. The free game, developed by BonusXP and available on iOS and Android , has you controlling several of the characters from the show such as Chief Hopper and the kids. A mix between The Escapists and the original Zelda games on the NES, the game takes you into the odd world of the critically acclaimed series using period-accurate graphics. (more...)
Google releases beta of next Android Wear release Google releases beta of next Android Wear release
- October 04, 2017

So, here are the detailed Android platform share figures, with comparison to the previous month for some context... The latest major version of Android typically takes more than a year to become the most-used release, and Oreo's story will likely be no different. (more...)
Here's How to Watch Google's Live Smartphone Event
- October 04, 2017

Google's presentation kicks off at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET, with CNET's preshow starting 30 minutes early. Hours before Google's official announcement , USA retailer Walmart accidentally opened the pre-orders for Google Home Mini smart speaker. (more...)
Microsoft euthanizes Groove Music, switches to Spotify Microsoft euthanizes Groove Music, switches to Spotify
- October 04, 2017

Anyone with a subscription to Groove will be able to move their curated playlists and collection from Groove to Spotify . "By mid-October, an update to the Groove Music app will be available for Windows 10 and Xbox One devices", the announcement reads. (more...)
Has Moto X Play received Android 7.1.1 Nougat update? Has Moto X Play received Android 7.1.1 Nougat update?
- September 30, 2017

Given that Motorola seems to have done away with their tradition of providing prompt software updates, we really can not say when, or even if, these handsets will receive the update. And the same consumed time. There are total 5 Soak Test OTA files available for the Moto X Play. Yippee! My Moto X Pure phone got updated to Nougat today! Lenovo India should have to understand this thing that delaying an update to this much is ruining the experience of the users who purchase a Moto product ... (more...)
Bali evacuees wait for signs of Mount Agung volcano eruption Bali evacuees wait for signs of Mount Agung volcano eruption
- September 27, 2017

Nearly 75,000 have been forced to flee the area surrounding Mount Agung as it nears a colossal eruption . The disaster mitigation agency recorded about 62,000 people live in the risky zone. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said the tremors had grown more powerful on Sunday. When Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, more than 1,100 people were killed and several settlements were destroyed. (more...)
Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use MS Office, Exchange Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use MS Office, Exchange
- September 22, 2017

The radios themselves, however, will keep humming in the background in a low-power state. It makes it easy to access different apps and also lets you toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on or off. If you want to include audio from your phone's mic-for example, if you want to narrate a how-to video-use Touch ID to force press on the screen recording icon. (more...)
Fire HD 10: Amazon Gives Alexa a Bigger Role Fire HD 10: Amazon Gives Alexa a Bigger Role
- September 20, 2017

There are three color options, with black being the dullest and the Marine Blue and Punch Red being bolder choices. The new Amazon Fire tablet has a 1080p 10.1-inch screen. It looks and functions as tablet, but also has the capabilities of Amazon Echo . "The $149.99 device includes a 10.1" widescreen 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over two million pixels (224 ppi). (more...)
Intel Partners With Waymo on Latest Auto Intel Partners With Waymo on Latest Auto
- September 20, 2017

Intel had recently announced the acquisition of Mobileye , an autonomous vision company for US$15 bn. Intel has announced it is teaming up with with Alphabet's Waymo self-driving unit. However, it wasn't until Waymo started the Chrysler Pacifica minivan project that it began working more closely with the chipmaker. Second, Waymo is serious about its fully autonomous vehicle to the point that it is building its own proprietary computer technology that will include integrating ... (more...)
Nintendo Handheld Gets Minecraft But Only on New 3DS & 2DS Systems Nintendo Handheld Gets Minecraft But Only on New 3DS & 2DS Systems
- September 15, 2017

This marks yet another partnership with Nintendo for Minecraft , which previously launched on Wii U and most recently on Nintendo Switch . As we learned, this version will feature some peculiar features that allow Minecraft to fit perfectly to the portable nature of Nintendo's handheld consoles. (more...)
President Trump orders government purge of Kaspersky security products President Trump orders government purge of Kaspersky security products
- September 14, 2017

A Kaspersky Lab spokesperson said in a statement that the company is disappointed in the DHS decision and will provide additional information "to confirm that these allegations are completely unfounded". Concerns about Kaspersky software had been brewing for years, according to one former official who told The Post that some congressional staffers were warned by federal law enforcement officials as early as November 2015 not to meet with employees from Kaspersky, over concerns about ... (more...)
'Active Shooter Alert' Issued at New Hampshire Medical Center 'Active Shooter Alert' Issued at New Hampshire Medical Center
- September 13, 2017

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office as well as New Hampshire State Police, Lebanon police, Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene to search for the shooter. Police in the town of Lebanon confirmed that one suspect was arrested shortly before 3 p.m., 90 minutes after the initial alert. Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock is "currently locked down" and that local and state police are on site. (more...)
Two school officials held over student's murder Two school officials held over student's murder
- September 12, 2017

Clearly on the back foot after the public outcry, Haryana Education Minister Rambilas Sharma on Sunday said the management of Ryan International and the owner have been booked under the Juvenile Act. Police also accused both of tampering with evidence. The police had on Friday arrested a bus conductor of the school after the Class II student was spotted outside a toilet, crawling and bleeding profusely before he died. (more...)
Honor 6 Play Is Official With 2GB Of RAM, 3020mAh Battery Honor 6 Play Is Official With 2GB Of RAM, 3020mAh Battery
- September 08, 2017

Meanwhile, Honor 6 Play will be China from Thursday for CNY 599 (or approx Rs 5880). The smart phone is budget mobile and offering lots of feature, the camera quality are extremely awesome and the phone has 32 GB of Internal Storage which is enough. (more...)
Facebook reveals alleged Russia-funded political ad campaign in US Facebook reveals alleged Russia-funded political ad campaign in US
- September 08, 2017

Instead, they focused on "amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum". As the WP points out, this revelation follows a Time report from May claiming that United States intelligence officials had found proof of politically targeted, Kremlin-affiliated Facebook ad buys during the 2016 Presidential election . (more...)
New Nissan Leaf revealed with semi-autonomous driving capabilities New Nissan Leaf revealed with semi-autonomous driving capabilities
- September 07, 2017

The Leaf will be the first Nissan in the U.S.to feature the company's ProPilot autonomous driving tech. Most of which have been focused on the automated-driver assistance features, including Nissan's patented ProPILOT semi-autonomous technology and self-parking capabilities. (more...)
Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way
- September 07, 2017

While only about 60 of these smaller black holes have been confirmed, scientists estimate our galaxy contains about 100 million of them . This "mid-sized" black hole is still 100,000 times more massive than our sun. The researchers wanted to understand the peculiar movements of the cloud's gases. Black holes are formed when the centres of giant stars collapse in upon themselves. (more...)
Xbox One games with mouse and keyboard support coming soon Xbox One games with mouse and keyboard support coming soon
- September 06, 2017

This time around, however, they're going to take a slightly different approach. Greenberg then talked about a newly-announced partnership with Samsung, and the TV manufacturer is going to be promoting Xbox One X "everywhere they go", including their ads. (more...)
Huawei Introduces Kirin 970 Mobile AI Computing Platform Huawei Introduces Kirin 970 Mobile AI Computing Platform
- September 04, 2017

Kirin 970 , uses 10nm leading process technology and brings together classic computing, graphics, image and digital signal processing power, which typically required separate chips and took up more spaces. This was found in the previous generation processor Kirin 960. This has been confirmed by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Ground at the event. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 hits Geekbench Xiaomi Mi A1 hits Geekbench
- September 04, 2017

Let's take a look at the few key hints given by Xiaomi about the new device. Xiaomi has been teasing the "global launch" of a new smartphone next week, with an event being held in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 5. So, if Mi Mix 2 will really come with the latest processor is still unclear. But, it is noteworthy that Snapdragon 836 chip is yet to be official and Mi Mix 2 is launching on September 11 , which is next week. (more...)
Neighboring Earth Size Exoplanets Trappist 1 May Hold Water Neighboring Earth Size Exoplanets Trappist 1 May Hold Water
- September 02, 2017

Vincent Bourrier, from the Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, who led the worldwide team of astronomers, makes it clear though, that with the data they have and current telescope technology, no definitive conclusion can be drawn on the water content of the exoplanets. (more...)
Ohio St., Indiana relish glitz of big stage Ohio St., Indiana relish glitz of big stage
- September 02, 2017

The Buckeyes dominated the later stages of the second half, showing their experience and talent was just too much for the upstart Hoosiers to handle. Mike Weber is also back after leading Ohio State in rushing with 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. He's thick, runs well after contact and, teamed with Barrett, gives the Buckeyes the same reliable power running game that has always been there under Meyer. (more...)
Sony and Panasonic joins the smart speaker market with Google's voice assistant Sony and Panasonic joins the smart speaker market with Google's voice assistant
- September 02, 2017

And that's more due to the Japanese OEM's expertise in building top notch audio equipment. The forthcoming keen speaker, LF-S50G, can be utilized to control brilliant home gadgets like lights. Furthermore, the driver is backed by a dedicated bottom firing subwoofer. With a cylindrical design reminiscent (or arguably derivative) of the HomePod , the LF-S50G is available in black, blue, and white. (more...)
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launch date announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launch date announced
- September 02, 2017

So, if you're eager to get your hands on the Fall Creators Update , you can either play guinea pig with the Insider Preview right now, or wait just over a month and a half for the software to reach RTM status. Augmented reality overlays text, sounds, graphics and video on real-world images that users actually see in front of them, while virtual reality creates entirely computer-generated worlds. (more...)
Asus unveils its stylish Windows Mixed Reality headset Asus unveils its stylish Windows Mixed Reality headset
- August 31, 2017

This new plug-and-play solution also makes Microsoft's headsets much more portable than either the Vive or Rift. Sean also reports the controllers are not completely comfortable to use, but this is likely something which will vary from hand-size to hand-size. (more...)
Expedia boss set to take over at Uber Expedia boss set to take over at Uber
- August 30, 2017

With the bulk of Uber's troubles being tied to Kalanick, investors intervened by calling on him to step down as CEO and following consultations and pressure, he agreed to resign his position. Khosrowshahi tryst with CEO-ship started when Expedia spun away from the IAC conglomerate in 2005. While the driver was convicted of the assault in India in 2015, that lawsuit was filed after Kalanick and two other Uber executives privately floated an outlandish conspiracy theory that the woman ... (more...)
Bill Nye Is Suing The Walt Disney Co Bill Nye Is Suing The Walt Disney Co
- August 28, 2017

The industry website reported that Bill Nye the Science Guy ran on PBS from 1994 to 1999 and also was syndicated to local stations. Bill Nye , the Science Guy, participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss his new book, "Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World", at AOL Studios on Thursday, Dec. (more...)
Mysterious Babylonian tablet discovered by real Indiana Jones has finally been deciphered Mysterious Babylonian tablet discovered by real Indiana Jones has finally been deciphered
- August 26, 2017

If the UNSW study does show how the tablet was used to find approximate solutions to equations involving triangles, only speculative historical context can determine exactly how the tablet was applied in day-to-day life said Wildberger. Discovered in the early 1900s, the tablet has been of interest to mathematicians for years because it describes Pythagoras' theorem, yet is thought to have been created around 1800BC, more than a thousand years before Pythagoras was born and started tinkering ... (more...)
IPhone 8 Price Leak Hints At Mammoth Leap From Last Year IPhone 8 Price Leak Hints At Mammoth Leap From Last Year
- August 26, 2017

In patent application 20170242499 titled "Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device", Apple notes that their patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as a 'smartphone or tablet.' The patent later specifically clarifies that the smartphone and tablet are indeed an iPhone and iPad. (more...)